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Critical success factors for improving team integration in Industrialised Building System (IBS) construction projects: The Malaysian case

Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Lee, Angela and Mohamad Kamar, Kamarul Anuar and Abd Hamid, Zuhairi (2012) Critical success factors for improving team integration in Industrialised Building System (IBS) construction projects: The Malaysian case. Malaysia Construction Research Journal (MCRJ), 10 (1). pp. 44-62. ISSN 1985 - 3807

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Industrialised Building System (IBS) is defined as a construction technique in which components are manufactured in a controlled environment (on or off site), transported, positioned and assembled into a structure with minimal additional site work. The Malaysian construction industry has been urged to change from using a conventional method to IBS to attain better construction quality and productivity, reduce risks related to occupational safety and health, alleviate issues for skilled workers and dependency on manual foreign labour, and achieve the ultimate goal of reducing the overall cost of construction.The use of IBS has been made compulsory in the construction of public buildings and the adoption was supported by the government through programmes, incentives and encouragement policies stipulated under the IBS Roadmap 2003-2010. Despite acknowledging its benefits, the construction industry is still not rapidly embracing IBS. This is mainly due to its traditional and conservative nature where anything new or different, faces implementation barriers. Investigation by some researchers identified that one of the main barriers of IBS implementation in the Malaysian construction industry is related to poor integration among stakeholders involved during the design stage.A number of reports challenged the construction industry to create a fully integrated process capable of delivering predictable results to clients through processes and team integration.Responding to the challenge, this research hopes to counter this problem and help towards the betterment of the IBS Malaysian construction industry using an integrated design team delivery approach.Therefore, this paper discusses the critical success factors (CSFs) that are pertinent to improving the integration of design and construction activities and summaries the recommendations from industry workshops on the critical success factors towards effective integrated design team delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrialised Building System (IBS), Integration, Integrated Practiced, Critical Success Factor (CSFs).
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Sr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2016 03:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 03:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17894

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